Unit 3 : information technology

Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. 

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

Assume that you are a manager of the information technology (IT) department of a company. For each project, you can apply either of the following:

  • Top-down approach: You will first decide how the project will be divided into tasks. Then, you will assign these tasks to your team members. 
  • Bottom-up approach: You will first discuss with your team members and listen to their thoughts on how the project should be done. Then, you will decide on what will be the tasks and assign them to your team members.

Also, assume that now you have been given a project that requires you and your team to setup, test, and be ready for technical support for a newly purchased database system within 2 weeks with your 10-people team. Because you will still need to do everything that you and your team currently doing, this additional project with a tight schedule definitely is a challenge. For this assignment, discuss the following:

  • Which approach you will apply to manage this project? 
  • What are the top 2 reasons for you to choose that approach?